Workshops - 2.5 hours

2400 - NHSN Surgical Site Infection Surveillance 2017

Thursday, June 15
2:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Ballroom 202/203

Overview of SSI protocol, definitions and appropriate submission of SSI procedures and events to NHSN

Learning Objectives:

Victoria Russo

Infection Prevention Consultant
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia

Victoria Russo is an infection prevention consultant with the CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Surveillance Branch, where she is a member of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Protocol and Training Team. In this role, she provides consultation and technical assistance regarding surveillance for healthcare-associated infections using the NHSN.  She also serves as a subject matter expert for clinical inquiries related to the application of the CDC’s NHSN surgical site infection definitions and criteria. She earned a BS in health communication from Grand Valley State University and an MPH in epidemiology from Indiana University School of Medicine. Prior to joining the NHSN Protocol and Training Team, Victoria practiced as an infection preventionist for almost eight years at large teaching hospitals in Michigan. She is CIC certified and a published author in the field.


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Doramarie Arocha

Director Infection Prevention & Control
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Doramarie Arocha, PhD, M.S., MT(ASCP)SM,CIC, FAPIC Director of Infection Prevention & Control Dept. UT Southwestern University Hospitals & Clinics

Graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a BS Degree. Worked as a Medical Technologist in Microbiology at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Obtained ASCP and Microbiology Specialty Certification. She attained an MS Degree from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas and her PhD in Public Health (concentration Epidemiology) from Walden University. Trained in Infection Prevention, she has 17 years of experience with clinical public health interventions, as well as disease surveillance and monitoring. Doramarie’s skills include knowledge/expertise in microbiology, epidemiology, statistics, sterilization/disinfection, infectious diseases, antibiotic usage, clinical practice and teaching skills. She helped create a Special Pathogens Task Force at UT Southwestern which is the Assessment Facility for North Texas. She is the Co-Chair of the Nominating and Awards Committee for APIC.


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